Port of Sunderland welcomes 177 metre Singaporean carrier

The Northern Echo: Port of Sunderland Port of Sunderland

A NORTH-EAST port has strengthened its reputation after a large vessel operator docked in its quay to bring steel to the region.

The Port of Sunderland (POS) welcomed Singaporean cargo carrier, Lake Triview, which became the second largest vessel to enter the port in recent months, following the MV Ocean Bloom in October.

The 177 metres long vessel, which has a 28 metre beam, entered Corporation Quay’s deep water river berth to deliver thousands of tonnes of steel.

Matthew Hunt, POS port director, said the Lake Triview's arrival proved the port was ideally suited to large cargo vessels.

He said: “Previously, our cranage facility did not have the length of reach across this size of vessels’ beam to discharge the far side of a ships hold but our new heavy lift crane has allowed us to discharge such vessels through its extended reach.

“As one of the largest vessels to enter the port in a number of months, the Lake Triview was an extraordinary sight and it is a pleasure to be able to accommodate their discharge needs.”

Councillor Paul Watson, leader of Sunderland City Council and chair of the port board, added: “With its deep-water quayside and new heavy lift crane, the port is well suited to meet the current demands of the North Sea oil and gas industry sectors.

“Lake Triview’s presence only reaffirms this standard.”

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